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D-Link remote access vulnerabilities remain unpatched

The worst one could allow a remote attacker to change DNS settings

Hackers exploit router flaws in unusual pharming attack

The attack changes the DNS settings of a router using default login credentials, Proofpoint said


Twitter adds more reporting tools to curb abuse and improve safety

The company has made it easier to report impersonation, self-harm and leaked private information

Some Bitdefender products break HTTPS certificate revocation

This allows man-in-the-middle attackers with access to revoked, but otherwise valid, certificates to manipulate encrypted traffic

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, February 26

Lenovo's website hack points to DNS weakness ... FTC asked to probe Samsung ... Facebook vet starts server analytics biz ... and more

Like Google in Vietnam, Lenovo tripped up by a DNS attack

Both sites were redirected after hackers tampered with DNS records

Lenovo website hacked in wake of Superfish debacle

Source code for the page names two alleged hackers

Europol and security vendors disrupt massive Ramnit botnet

The operation seized command-and-control servers and Internet domains used by the Ramnit gang

Facebook fixed 61 high-severity flaws last year through its bug bounty program

The company paid US$1.3 million to 321 outside security researchers in 2014

Flaw in popular Web analytics plug-in exposes WordPress sites to hacking

Attackers can easily crack cryptographic keys used by the WP-Slimstat plug-in and use them to read information from a site's database

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, February 25

Hewlett-Packard lowers outlook ... Visa tech may prep Europe for Apple Pay ... Gemalto says encryption keys are safe ... and more tech news

Gemalto says spies probably didn't steal mobile phone encryption keys from it after all

After an internal investigation, Gemalto said hacks on its network didn't breach separate infrastructure protecting SIM card encryption keys

Google scraps annual Pwnium bug-hunting contest

Google said the change will prevent researchers from holding onto dangerous bugs in order to claim a big prize

Anthem's latest breach estimate says 78.8 million were affected

At least 14 million records are incomplete, but they probably don't belong to Anthem members

DOJ offers $3 million reward for Gameover Zeus botnet suspect

DOJ hopes the multi-million dollar reward will reinvigorate the hunt for the suspect

Reddit bans nude photos, sex videos posted without consent

The new rule goes into effect in a couple weeks

Critical remote code execution flaw patched in Samba

Users should install the Samba updates available for their systems as soon as possible

Many attackers lurk undetected for months, then pounce, study finds

Gaining access credentials is a way to keep access without installing malware, Mandiant said

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, February 24

As HP reports numbers, questions will be on its split ... GOPers on FCC want to delay net neutrality vote ... Google deals for Softcard

Telegram dimisses claim of a flaw in its secure messaging application

Zimperium says Telegram doesn't protect content in memory, but Telegram says it's hard to defend against

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